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NFDA Convention Videos Now Available

If you couldn't travel to Austin for the 2013 NFDA International Convention & Expo or would like to relive all of the special events, you're in luck. The traditional "smiling faces video," a timelapse video of the Expo Hall being set-up and a preview of the 2014 NFDA Convention in Nashville are now available. Video recordings of the General Sessions, the All Star Recognition Ceremony, the special end-of-life care webinar and more.

Opening General Session: The Good Funeral

Special End-of-Life Care Web-Only Event: End of Life Care: From One Set of Caring Arms to Another

All-Star Recognition Ceremony 

Service of Remembrance

House of Delegates Meeting and Installation of Officers

General Session: Building a Better You

Special Engagement: Why Funerals Matter

Smiling Faces

Expo Hall Timelapse

2014 NFDA International Convention & Expo Preview


Opening General Session (Monday, October 21, 2013)
The Good Funeral
, presented by Dr. Thomas G. Long, Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, and Thomas Lynch, Writer and Funeral Director, Milford, Michigan.

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Special End-of-Life Care Web-Only Event (Monday, October, 21, 2013)
End of Life Care: From One Set of Caring Arms to Another.
Panelists include:

  • Robert Friedman, MD, FAAHPM, is the chief medical officer at Hospice Austin and has more than 17 years of experience in end-of-life care.
  • Dr. Thomas G. Long, the Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta.
  • Thomas Lynch is a writer and NFDA-member funeral director from Milford, Michigan.
  • Dr. Alan Wolfelt is an author, educator and grief counselor, known across North America for his inspirational teaching gifts and his commitment to helping people mourn well so they can live well and love well.

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All-Star Recognition Ceremony (Monday, Ocober 21, 2013)
NFDA recognizes the members who have earned special awards and recognitions this year:

  • 2013 NFDA Pursuit of Excellence Award
  • NFDA Certified Preplanning Consultant designation
  • CANA Crematory Operator Certification
  • Certified Funeral Service Practitioner designation
  • NFDA Certified Crematory Operator designation

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Service of Remembrance (Tuesday, October 22, 2013)
NFDA honors members, colleagues and friends who have died while also learning more about the rich funeral customs and traditions of Mexico.

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House of Delegates Meeting and Installation of Officers (Tuesday, October 22, 2013)

Hear the latest news about NFDA, including board elections, bylaw changes and other decisions being made by the leading and largest funeral service association in the world. See the installation of the 2013-14 NFDA President and the Executive Board.

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General Session (Wednesday, October 23, 2013)
Building a Better You
, presented by Bryan Dodge, professional speaker, author and radio show personality.

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Special Engagement (Wednesday, October 23, 2013)
Why Funerals Matter, presented by Dr. Thomas G. Long, Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, and Thomas Lynch, Writer and Funeral Director, Milford, Michigan.

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Smiling Faces

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Expo Hall Timelapse

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2014 NFDA International Convention & Expo Preview

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